|Artist:||Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)|
|Title:||Theodorus Rombouts (Théodore Rombouts), early 1700s|
|Image Size:||9 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in (24.1 cm x 15.9 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||9 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in (24.1 cm x 15.9 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 23 in x 19 5/8 in (58.4 cm x 49.8 cm)|
|Edition:||A Mauquoy-Hendrickx State VII (of VII), engraved by Paul du Pont (Antwerp, 1603 - Antwerp, 1658) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641); printed on a fine paper with the Heart in a Sequence of Letters watermark, dating this piece to the c. early 1700s.|
|Signature:||Signed in the plate 'Ant. van Dyck pinxit', in the lower left; also signed &quot;Paul du Pont fculp&quot; in the lower left.|
|Condition:||This work is in good condition; two minute vertical tears in the upper corners; slight tape remnants on verso with slight creasing in lower left corner.|
|Gallery Price:||Price on Request Submit Best Offer Inquire|
A wonderfully detailed and charismatic portrait, this exquisite work illustrates the technical mastery and artistic vision of Van Dyck. Theodorus Rombouts' stately yet approachable expression reflects Van Dyck's refined ability to comfort and relax his subjects, resulting in a realistic and acute portrait. Rombouts was a Flemish Baroque painter who specialized in the Caravaggesque genre of card players and musicians. According to his biographer Arnold Houbraken (1660 - 1719), Rombouts was a hard worker and eager learner who visited Italy and other lands, becoming a highly respected master painter upon his return. Van Dyck depicts Rombouts as a man with a flair for the dramatic. Conveyed in nearly full profile, Rombouts appears as a large man, his body nearly consuming the entire composition. Draped in heavy garbs, he stands tall and poised with one hand raised in the air and the other resting on his hip.
This portrait was engraved by Paul du Pont (Antwerp, 1603 - Antwerp, 1658) in collaboration with Anthony van Dyck (Antwerp, 1559 - London, 1641) as part his Iconographie series of engraved portraits of famous people at the time. The plate has been marked in the lower left of the plate "Ant. Van Dyck pinxit," and beneath that "Paul du Pont fculp" and in the lower right of the plate "Cum privilegio." Beneath the engraved portrait is the inscription: THEODORVS ROMBOVTS | PICTOR HVMANARVM FIGVRARVM ANTVERPIÆ. This piece was printed on a fine paper with the Heart in a Sequence of Letters watermark, dating this piece to the c. early 1700s.
DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:
1) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne I. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Listed as catalogue no. 61 on pg. 141 - 142.
2) Mauquoy-Hendrickx. L'Iconographie d'Antoine Van Dyck: Catalogue Raisonne II. Bruxelles: Bibliotheque Royale Albert I, 1991. Illustrated as catalogue no. 61 on pg. 40.
3) A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.